Lesbian & Gay Psychotherapy Association

LAGPA: Celebrating 25 Years

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who Provides a Safe Environment for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual Clients in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas


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  • Social engagements with other gay and lesbian professional organizations such Southern California LGBT Association
  • Reduced fees for parties and events
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We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!

Latest News & Classifieds
(Winter 2016/2017 newsletter in PDF format) (allow up to 1 -2 minutes to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: Winter 2016-2017: Prove Being Gay! (page 2)
  2. Editor Comment: Outlook from the Editor I: Perspectives by Mary Guillermin (pages 6 - 7)
  3. Contributing Articles
    • A Voice from our Own Community—Don't mourn. Fight like hell by Lorri Jean (pages 8 - 9)
    • Election Related Depression: A New Diagnostic Code by Stuart Altschuler (pages 20 - 22)
    • Outlook from the Editor II: Perspectives from the New York Times and Other Sources (pages 22 - 24)
    • I am a Dangerous Professor by George Yancy (page 24)
    • What Women Lost by Susan Chira (page 25)
    • Is this Collective Trauma? by Neil Gross (page 26)
  4. Social Events
    • Summer Pool Party Photos (pages 13 - 18)
    • Winter Social Photos (pages 46 - 49)
  5. LAGPA Sponsored Booths
    • Models of Pride Photos (page 19)
    • LACPA Booth (page 35)
  6. Elections—Meet our slate of candidates (pages 29 - 30)
  7. Education Forums and Conference (2016 review)
    • What Forgiveness Can Achieve by RJ Molligan (page 31)
    • Becoming a Kink Aware Therapist by Charoline Shahbaz and Peter Chirinos (page 32)
    • 22nd Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference photos (pages 36 - 43)
  8. Notice: Alameda County Offices looking for mental health professionals (page 30)
  9. Classified Ads (pages 50 - 52)


    Calendar 2017

    Social Events in Yellow
    Courses, Workshops & Conferences in Green

    April 22

    Movie Night — We'll be watcing Moonlight, the Academy Award Winning film for best picture 2017. Gay male centered but all are welcomed. Free event and potluck. Held at Chuck’s apartment in Palms/Culver City area.
    Click here for details.

    April 30

    PrEP/PEP Workshop — Free event with free lunch. 3 CE credits available for small fee.
    Click here for details.

    May 13

    Lesbian Movie Night — “Reaching for the Moon” (Brazilian) and "But I’m a Cheerleader” (classic comedy). Gay female centered but all are welcomed. Free event and potluck.
    Click here for details.

    June 4

    Law and Ethics for Clinicians with LGBT Focus Workshop by Dr. Larry Hedges — Free event for members with free meals. 6 CE credits available for small fee.
    Click here for details.

    July 6-16

    Outfest (watch for details)
    OutFest Facebook page

    July 16

    Insurance Friendly Therapy Workshop — Free event with free lunch. CE credits available for small fee.
    Click here for details.

    Aug 13

    Annual Summer Pool Party — Largest social event of the year with almost 200 people in attendance.
    Click here for details.

    Sept 17

    Psychotherapy and Supervision with LGBT Focus Workshop by Dr. Larry Hedges — Free event for members with free meals. 6 CE credits available for small fee.
    Click here for details.

    Oct 21

    LACPA Conference booth (all are welcome to staff our booth)

    Oct 29

    Models of Pride Booth (all are welcome to staff our booth)


    22nd Annual LGBTQI Conference (1st or 2nd Sunday of the month - watch for details)



    Click here to see what we did in 2016, 2015, and 2014

    In 2016 the Conference was sold out with 160 attendees. Watch for announcements for the 2017 Conference.

    21st Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

    Date: November 13, 2016
    Antioch University
    Los Angeles, CA

    Greg Cason, Ph.D.

    Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twenty-First Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and the Masters in Psychology/Clinical Psychology LGBT Specialization. The conference is being held Sunday November 13, 2016 in Culver City, CA at AULA and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their psychotherapy practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, CAADAC Certified and Registered addiction professionals, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA, BBS, and CAADAC. Approximately 100 professionals are expected to attend.

    For our twenty-first anniversary conference, we wanted a truly special speaker. Dr. Greg Cason is best known as “Dr. Greg” from the Bravo series “LA Shrinks”— the controversial docu-series that dramatized the interactions between a therapist’s office and his real life. He appears regularly as a psychological expert on The Nancy Grace Show and has also appeared on many TV programs including The Jeff Probst Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and other news features. His expertise was also featured in documentaries specifically about the gay community such as The Butch Factor, The Adonis Factor, and The Gift. Most recently, he provided expert psychological analysis in The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story. His writing includes an often-irreverent psychology column for the gay community called “Off The Couch” in print and on-line versions of Frontiers magazine and his sometimes-controversial views have been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, People, and other publications. Dr. Cason currently teaches in the psychiatric residency at UCLA and is a licensed psychologist and Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive therapy with a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the LGBT community.


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